Senior Project Officer

Location:  Addis Ababa
Salary:  Negotiable
Deadline: Jul 22, 2022

Job Description

External Job vacancy

Organizational Profile

CEHRO is a consortium of 17 human rights CSOs with full membership and with three associate members working on human rights, rule of law, & peace building. CEHRO is registered as per the CSO Proc. No. 1113/2019 with registration number 3932. It envisioned working towards the realization of human rights and democratic values in Ethiopia by creating a platform for strong and vibrant human rights CSOs. Its mission is to ensure the existence of an enabling environment for Human Rights and Democratic Governance through evidence-based advocacy, constructive dialogue, and partnerships for actions.

From its establishment, CEHRO has been determined and working for the advancement of human rights protection in Ethiopia by creating a common platform for human rights CSOs to articulate their voices and launch evidence-based advocacy. CEHRO works to expand the space for human rights CSOs and continue engagement with stakeholders’ building the capacity of existing and emerging human rights organizations to ensure effective human rights, democratic governance, and peace-building works.

CEHRO is looking for a senior project officer, who will be responsible for managing and follow-up the day-to-day management of project transactions and procedures, with a demonstrated in-depth knowledge of program/project policies, procedures, and systems with excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills.

The Project Officer will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of CEHRO’s varied projects and interventions., The individual must be able to work independently and will have strong administrative and project management skills to support the activities of CEHRO’s Program department, as well as the delivery of projects by its members. Knowledge of human rights law or advocacy is highly desirable since the successful applicant may use and rely on that knowledge to further CEHRO’s mission and build on its expanding body of work. Experience in fundraising is essential since the role involves relationship-building and applications with present and potential funders. The Project officer must have strong communication skills, Team-player who can also work independently as well as professional interpersonal skills.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator, the senior project officer will be responsible for the following tasks
  • Ensure overall operational management of the projects and delivery of results in accordance with the project documents and work plans
  • Ensure the implementation of the project activities as set out in the project document,  work plans, and other related documents
  • Prepare, and review annual, quarterly, and monthly reports according to the need of projects, & evaluations
  • ensure the proper communication of project results through CEHRO communication channels;
  • Ensure compliance with respective donor’s project management policies and procedures;
  • plan, organize and facilitate workshops, training, and prepare proceedings
  • Assist the Program Coordinator in planning and coordination of programs and their activities
  • Ensure project implementations activities are in line with the available budgetary resources and annual plan.
  • Work to keep projects on schedule, within stated budgets, and functioning smoothly
  • Develop concept notes and project proposals in collaboration with other program staffs
  • Preparing and contributing to CEHRO publications, briefing papers, training materials, legal opinions, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. CEHRO may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time

Category: Program

Job Requirements

Required Skills and Experience:

  • First degree or Masters in political or social sciences, Law, international relations, development studies, public administration,  project management, or related field;
  • Minimum 7 years for first Degree and 5 years for Masters degree  proven experience in project management or officer position
  • Knowledge of civil society context and human rights situation in Ethiopia;
  • Experience in working with relevant projects from the governmental and non-governmental institutions involved in civil society, democratization, and human rights issues at the national level;
  • Experience in developing concept notes and project proposals
  • able to use computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel) and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages,
  • Knowledge of effective participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research systems
  • Fluency in Amharic & English is required (both spoken and written)

How to Apply

We invite qualified candidates to submit a resume and cover letter through email: Within seven working days from the date of this vacancy posted.

CEHRO encourage capable women applicants.

 Only candidates who have been fulfilled the requirements selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are not accepting any hard copy application at this stage.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.